The Emotional Bank Account

What’s an Emotional Bank Account? Imagine your emotions are all inside of a bank account. When you give your daughter a hug, it makes a deposit into her emotional bank account. When you hold a boundary with her, it’s like making a withdrawal. As long as you keep putting enough positive things into the account, […]

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How to Stop Overreacting in a Relationship

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Relationship Problems | Interactions life skills Relationships 0 Comments

Relationships are hard, especially when you’re a teenager.  As a parent, it’s easy to forget that growing up is a stressful process. Fights with friends, planning for college, involvement in sports, and developing a personal identity can lead to some big breakdowns. When this happens, it can be hard to know how to stop overreacting in a relationship […]

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Positive Parenting When Your Teen is Being Negative

Posted by Heather Schaffer | Relationship Problems, Tips for Families | Positive Parenting Relationships 0 Comments

If you have a teenager at home, you are familiar with the tension, drama, and hurt that can occur on a daily basis. It may often feel like your choices are limited to yelling and punishing them. You are not alone!  Here are some things you can do to get back to engaged and positive […]

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Setting Healthy Boundaries With Teens

Posted by Emma Cone | Relationship Problems | boundaries parenting tips Relationships 0 Comments

The word “no” has a bad reputation- from toddler to teenager, using that word can create conflict. Parents may feel guilty when saying it and worry their kids feel unloved hearing it. However, “no” is a vital part of keeping teenagers emotionally balanced, safe, and healthy. Here are some tips on how to practice setting […]

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Create A Lasting Connection With Your Children

Posted by Matt Bartlett | Relationship Problems, Tips for Families | Connection family Relationships 0 Comments

While writing this article my mind is replaying the words, “Tradition! Tradition!” from Fiddler on the Roof. In the musical, Tevye is referring to the typical roles of fathers, mothers, and children at that time and in that culture. Family roles represent just one of many areas impacted by traditions and rituals. In my own […]

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The Role of the Therapist in Residential Treatment Centers

Posted by gretchenb | Therapeutic/Clinical | Kjrstin Walters Relationships Therapists 0 Comments

The role of a therapist at New Haven is a vital.  We work to build relationships with each family that comes to us, we work hard to maintain the current relationships and then we keep up our relationships even after the family transitions from our program. What does this look like?  Here is an example. […]

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